ตัว

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See also: ตั๋ว

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Chinese (OC *[m-t]ˁo). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨲ᩠ᩅᩫ, Lao ໂຕ () or ຕົວ (tūa), ᦷᦎ (ṫo), Tai Dam ꪶꪔ, Shan တူဝ် (), Ahom 𑜄𑜥 (tuu) or 𑜄𑜤 (tu), Zhuang duz, Saek ทั๊ว and Khmer តួ (tuə). Compare also Japanese (, counter for certain animals).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemicตัว
t ạ w
RomanizationPaiboondtuua
Royal Institutetua
(standard) IPA(key)/tua̯˧/

Noun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. figure; form; shape; body; embodiment.
  3. figure, number; character; letter.
  4. main part; material part; essence.
  5. used as a prefix to indicate the state of being, of having a form, or of being an individual, animal, object, etc.
  6. (slang, derogatory, offensive) (อี~) prostitute.

Pronoun[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (now considered colloquial) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status: you.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา (kǎo).

Classifier[edit]

ตัว (dtuua)

  1. (derogatory and offensive if applied to humans) Classifier for animals.all nouns using this classifier
  2. Classifier for digits, letters, and certain objects.all nouns using this classifier
  3. Classifier for certain nouns prefixed with ตัว.all nouns using this classifier

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